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Rachel Dratch, Marsha Mason, Cady Huffman, Maulik Pancholy and More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

New York's funniest show, Celebrity Autobiography: THE 2017 EDITION has upcoming NYC shows on May 20 at 7pm and June 26 at 7pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) which will feature stars of stage & screen including Gina Gershon, Mario Cantone (Sex & the City), Rachel Dratch (ABC's Imaginary Mary), four-time Oscar-nominee Marsha Mason, Tony Award-winner Cady Huffman, Tate Donovan (Manchester by the Sea), Crossword Puzzle Editor for The New York Times Will Shortz, Grammy Award-winning legend Peter Asher, five-time Emmy-winner Alan Zweibel, actor/comedian John Fugelsang, Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock, the upcoming CBS series Star Trek: Discovery), Scott Adsit (30 Rock, Veep) and Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel. (more...)

Oriente Lopez's New Musical OCCASION FOR SIN to Play Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

A Jewish saint battles the Spanish Inquisition over the conquest of Peru in the new musical Occasion for Sin by Grammy Award winning composer Oriente Lopez. (more...)

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, PICNIC, DIAL M FOR MURDER and More Set for Stage Door Players' 44th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Stage Door Players celebrates the announcement of its exciting 44th Season as Dunwoody's own professional theatre. This season includes new takes on your favorite American classics: uplifting, hopeful, challenging and raucous fun. (more...)

HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC and More Slated for Steppenwolf's LookOut Series 2017 Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series has announced their summer lineup, which will feature a three week run of the acclaimed solo play, How To Be A Rock Critic (Based on the Writings of Lester Bangs) by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, the award-winning writers of The Exonerated and Aftermath. The show will run July 6 - July 22 in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre (1700 N Halsted St); the press performance is Friday, July 7 at 8pm. (more...)

Dance Center's 17-18 Season Features Cloud Gate's Return
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago announces its 44th season of presenting diverse international, national and regional contemporary dance. (more...)

Watson-Powered Tiatros Program for Veterans Achieves up to 73% PTSD Program Completion
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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JCTC Presents Acclaimed One-Man Show on Civil Rights Leader
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

W.E.B. Du Bios - writer, scholar, and one of the earliest civil rights leaders - comes to life in the New Jersey premier of W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Man for All Time, presented by Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) on May 12th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeanne Sakata Spreading the Truth With HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by Gil Kaan - May 23, 2017

Ten years ago, actress/playwright Jeanne Sakata began writing down her various thoughts on her personal connections with the subject matter of her DAWN'S LIGHT: THE JOURNEY OF GORDON HIRABAYASHI. Through various reincarnations over the last decade, and a title change to HOLD THESE TRUTHS; Jeanne will be opening at The Pasadena Playhouse. I was most excited to get Jeanne's insight on this dark and deplorable episode of American history. (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat, Ann Harada, Emma Hunton and More Headed to BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

BroadwayCon is pleased to announce that Adam Chanler-Berat, Ann Harada, Emma Hunton, and Anthony Rosenthal have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. BroadwayCon will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Friday, January 26 through Sunday, January 28, 2018. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company's 37th Season Continues!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company continues its 37th season in June. This year's theme is 'The American Dream.' (more...)

Photo FLASH: Gina Gershon, Rachel Dratch, and More Join in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

New York's funniest show, Celebrity Autobiography: THE 2017 EDITION had a NYC show on May 20 at 7pm and an upcoming show on June 26 at 7pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street). The 5/20 show featured Gina Gershon, Mario Cantone (Sex & the City), Rachel Dratch (ABC's Imaginary Mary), Tate Donovan (Manchester by the Sea), Crossword Puzzle Editor for The New York Times Will Shortz, 5-time Emmy-winner Alan Zweibel, actor/comedian John Fugelsang, and Drama Desk-winnersEugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel. (more...)

Hartford Opera Theater Features Deaf Actress in Copland's THE TENDER LAND
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Hartford Opera Theater is pleased to present THE TENDER LAND with music by Aaron Copland, libretto by Horace Everett, as its main stage production. Directed by Kristy Chambrelli with music direction by Joseph Hodge, THE TENDER LAND tells the story of a young girl, who finds herself on the cusp of adulthood and must choose whether to remain in her small town or experience what the world has to offer. (more...)

35mm: A Musical Exhibition Comes to The Other Palace Studio this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Award-winning composer Ryan Scott Oliver's musical inspired by renowned Broadway photographer Matthew Murphy's images comes to The Other Palace Studio for a limited two week run this autumn. (more...)

Odyssey Opera to Present Rare, Oscar Wilde-Inspired Gilbert & Sullivan Work
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Described as 'one of the East Coast's most exciting and best opera companies (The Arts Fuse),' Odyssey Opera completes its Wilde Opera Nights series, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by the Writings and world of Oscar Wilde. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Plans Its Most Ambitious Season Yet
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Under the leadership of General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis, Florida Grand Opera's 2017-18 season continues the upward trajectory of the past few seasons. The company will offer an exciting mix of works, from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, in compelling productions cast with some of the finest international singers available. The theme of the season is 'Divas to Die For'—a quartet of operas that portray four women in peril who take emotionally fraught journeys and emerge from them changed forever. (more...)

Odyssey Opera Performs Rare Gilbert & Sullivan Work 6/2-3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Described as “one of the East Coast's most exciting and best opera companies (The Arts Fuse),” Odyssey Opera completes its Wilde Opera Nights series, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by the Writings and world of Oscar Wilde. For two nights, Odyssey Opera presents a fully-staged performance of Arthur Sullivan and W.S. Gilbert's early hit, Patience; or, Bunthorne's Bride (1881). Inspired by the aesthetes of Victorian England of the late 1800s, this two-act comic opera delves into the world that Wilde skewered with his pen. Directed by Frank Kelley, with conductor Gil Rose and full orchestra and chorus, Patience welcomes back several Odyssey Opera alumni to the stage including Aaron Engrebreth (baritone) as Reginald Bunthorne and Sara Heaton (soprano) as Patience.  (more...)

Irish Singer-Songwriter Luke Slott to Play in Concert at Little Pond Arts Retreat
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Little Pond Arts Retreat (www.littlepond.org) at 92 South Penn Dixie Road in Nazareth announces its selection as the only venue in the Lehigh Valley to host a 'fireside' concert by Irish composer and singer-songwriter Luke Slott, as part of his six-week tour of the U.S. East Coast teaching the Baha'i Faith through song and story. The one-hour concert, titled 'Music and Stories,' will take place on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, starting at 7 p.m. (more...)

One Man Show Portraying Oscar Wilde at Town Players
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Town Players is excited to announce the special one-time fundraising event of WORK IS THE CURSE OF THE DRINKING CLASSES, a one-man show portraying Oscar Wilde, on June 11, 2017. (more...)

Drum Legend Terry Bozzio and Poet Todd Griese to Bring A JOURNEY ALONG SPIRITUAL LINES to Arts Alive Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tales and reminiscences of Terry and Todd from the world of sound, image and verse! Come join legendary drummer, Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa, U.K., Jeff Beck, Missing Persons) and poet, Todd Griese (Gandy Dancer Press) travel the landscape of art, music and spoken word. Experience 'A Journey Along Spiritual Lines' through the tales and reminiscences of Terry and Todd from the world of sound, image and verse on May 27th at 3:30 pm at The Arts Alive Festival in Camarillo, CA. (more...)

Neil Weatherall Presents THE PASSION OF THE PLAYBOY RIOTS at The Hen and Chickens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

New play The Passion of the Playboy Riots is based on the published Writings of W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, who founded the Irish Literary Theatre, and Patrick Pearse, a charismatic but troubled schoolteacher and the first of the leaders of the Easter Rising to face the firing squad. It tells the true story of the role played by theatre in the origins of the IRA. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Holds 26th Underwood New Music Readings Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) continues its 40th anniversary season and its commitment to serving as a catalyst for the creation and development of new orchestral music with the 26th Annual Underwood New Music Readings on Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23, 2017 at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music (450 W. 37th St., NYC). (more...)

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS to Celebrate 100th Show with Point Foundation Donations
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - will celebrate its 100th performance on Friday, May 19 at 8:00 PM. To celebrate this landmark, the show will harness the power of community to benefit Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students of merit. (more...)

Bag&Baggage Announces Inaugural Season at New, Permanent Home
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

After a grueling $1.5 million, 18 month capital campaign, the sale and subsequent closure of The Venetian Theatre, moving one show to a library, canceling the largest show in the company's history, and seven months of construction, Bag&Baggage Productions has weathered the storm and proudly announces the inaugural season in their permanent new home. (more...)

Breaking: Fox Will Air Live A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL This December with New Songs by Pasek & Paul!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

It's like Christmas came early! Fox Broadcasting Company and Warner Horizon Unscripted Television have partnered with award-winning film, television and theater producer Marc Platt (GREASE: LIVE, 'La La Land') on the LIVE musical event A CHRISTMAS STORY, inspired by the holiday classic feature 'A Christmas Story' and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production 'A Christmas Story: The Musical.' The three-hour live television production of A CHRISTMAS STORY will air this December on FOX. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Travel Back to Indiana to Recap A CHRISTMAS STORY on Stage!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

As BroadwayWorld just reported, Fox has just announced its next LIVE musical event- A CHRISTMAS STORY, inspired by the holiday classic feature 'A Christmas Story' and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production 'A Christmas Story: The Musical.' The three-hour live television production of A CHRISTMAS STORY will air this December on FOX. (more...)

Ford Theatres Sets 2017 Summer Season with Inaugural IGNITE @ THE FORD! Series & More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Ford Theatres today announced a spectacular season for Summer 2017 at the fully transformed John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. The 2017 season will open on Saturday, July 15 with a performance by famed tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover and runs through Monday, October 16. (more...)

Lisa Bielawa's Made-for-TV Opera VIREO to Premiere on KCET This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

KCETLink Media Group, a leading national independent non-profit public broadcast and digital network, announced today that the world's first made-for-TV opera 'VIREO: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser,' composed and conceived by Lisa Bielawa, will make its world broadcast television premiere on Tuesday, June 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on both KCET in Southern California and Link TV (DirecTV375 and Dish Network 9410) nationwide. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Veanne Cox and More Join Guest Lineup for BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that Ben Cameron, Veanne Cox, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kyle Scatliffe, and Leigh Silverman have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. (more...)

VIGNETTES ON LOVE- A Bold New Multi-Media Play Opens 7/6-30, 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

"You wave at the sky with wild lovely eyes / Waves and waves of love goodbye." - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. PlayGround, the Bay Area's leading playwright incubator, has joined forces with San Francisco music festival promoter Noise Pop and entrepreneur David Steele to launch a July 6-30 run of the bold new multi-media play, VIGNETTES ON LOVE, based on original Writings by David Steele, with the play co-written by Steele, Victoria Chong Der and Davern Wright. (more...)

Father's Day June 18th 2017; How is Fatherhood Changing Men? Interview Dr. Bruce Linton, Founder of the Fathers' Forum.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

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CRY HAVOC! Returns to 4th Wall In June
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Back by popular demand for 4th Wall Theatre's final play of the season-a limited two-week engagement of the award-winning and thought-provoking one-man show Cry Havoc! (more...)

FIREFLIES World Premiere, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS and More Slated for Long Wharf Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre announces its 53rd season: a riotous farce, an uplifting musical, a quest for enlightenment, and stories of love, empathy, and friendship. (more...)

San Francisco International Arts Festival Announces Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

SFIAF 2017 has announced its performance listings. The full Festival lineup with project descriptions is as follows (projects listed chronologically by discipline: dance, music, theatre/ performance art). An online calendar is available here. (more...)

Theatre francais de Toronto Unveils 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

A true cultural institution, a space for creation and place for all Torontonians - Theatre francais de Toronto (TfT) looks to the future as it turns 50! As an integral part of Toronto's artistic community, TfT continues to pursue its goals of inclusion, exchange, and discovery. Today, the company announces the eight productions and collaborations that will mark its 2017/18 season. (more...)

The Coterie's 2017 Young Playwrights' Festival features Talented Local Teen Writers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

It is The Coterie's favorite time of the year when world premiere readings from members of The Coterie's Young Playwrights' Roundtable will be showcased during the annual Young Playwrights' Festival at 7:00 p.m., May 7, at The Coterie Theatre, located on level 1 of the Crown Center Shops. On stage will be thirteen staged readings including monologues, spoken word, short plays, and excerpts from the WORDS + MUSIC project: five moments of new opera, as created by UMKC Conservatory composers in collaboration with Roundtable members, and staged with singers on the roster of the Lyric Opera. (more...)

The 'First Lady of the World' Crosses the English Channel with MRS ROOSEVELT FLIES TO LONDON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Following a near sell out season at Assembly at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, critically acclaimed actress Alison Skilbeck crosses the English Channel to France with her one-woman play Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London, with a performance at Le Colombier Theatre, Cordes-sur-Ciel, Tarn on 3 June for Friends of English Theatre. (more...)

Amazon Best-Selling Historic Thriller Author Says Truth & Fiction Are Starting To Resemble Each Other
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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The LOOP Festival Features Video Art
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

- The LOOP Festival features a key selection of authors and works from the 60s, 70s and 80s, intended to give greater insight into current audiovisual production and curated byEugeni Bonet and Antoni Mercader, prominent experts on the history of audiovisual art and new media in Spain. (more...)

Actor Jeffrey Wright, Artist Carrie Mae Weems to be Honored by National Youth Charity
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Celebrities and other luminaries will converge on Gotham Hall in Manhattan as award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright and acclaimed artist Carrie Mae Weems are honored by The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis), a nationally recognized, Harlem-based nonprofit and youth development organization, as it heads into its 22nd year transforming young lives. Other notables attending the organization's 13th annual VOICES benefit include actors Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale and Michael K. Williams, the Honorable David N.  Dinkins, 106th mayor of New York, the Honorable Cyrus Vance, New York County district attorney, film and television producers Terence and Rachel Winter, New York Times columnist Charles Blow and DJ Beverly Bond, founder and executive director of Black Girls Rock! The event, which takes place on Thursday, May 11, at Gotham Hall in Manhattan, is expected to draw 500 supporters. (more...)

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Teams with Coming Out for Special Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - will partner with Coming Out, a non-profit open-source platform for sharing diverse stories about coming out, for a special event after the performance on Thursday, April 27. Engage with peers, cast and creative members of The View UpStairs, and the Coming Out team as we celebrate the LGBTQ community's vibrant and diverse voices.   (more...)

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park Receives Grant from Carolyn Watson Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park (OSP) is pleased to announce it has received a $15,000.00 grant from the Carolyn Watson Rural Oklahoma Community Foundation and its Community Grant program.  The grant will be used to assist in funding the Short Shakespeare touring program, which will allow Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park to increase services to individuals in rural Oklahoma. (more...)

Sadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Sadler's Wells' new season features a world first for artistic research (more...)

The Public Theater Celebrates Shakespeare's Birthday by Taking Shakespeare to the Public
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

The Public Theater, renowned for its Shakespeare in the Park productions, celebrated the Bard's birthday with an exciting journey out to their favorite party group: the public! Bringing everyone into the celebration, they shared Shakespeare's words across the city to prove just how universal the Writings are. Check out the video from The Public Theater's Facebook below! (more...)

New Children's Book Teaches Children How to Fit in and Helps Fight Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

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No Peeking's IN LAK'ECH Discusses Latin American Experience at Grassroots Community Space
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Grassroots Community Space presents the premier of In Lak'Ech, a No Peeking Theatre production that discusses the diverse and multicultural perspectives of the Latin American Experience and its various definitions. (more...)

Alexander Street Enables Rich Exploration of Modern Judaism
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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Laura Benanti, Jenn Colella, Laura Osnes, Bryce Pinkham and More to Meet Their Biggest Fans at BroadwayCon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that Laura Benanti, Heidi Blickenstaff, Stephanie J. Block, Jenn Colella, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Raymond J. Lee, Laura Osnes, and Bryce Pinkham have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. (more...)

FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH Celebrates Indian Dance, April 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

In celebration of the history and scope of Indian dance in America, From the Horse's Mouth will dedicate its next theater/dance performance event to this storied art form, including its early connections to Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, Jack Cole, and the fascinating early Indian dancers in America Balasaraswati, Ragini Devi, Indrani, and many more. Live music will be included in this colorful tribute, curated by Rajika Puri, doyenne of Indian Dance in NYC. (more...)

ROTH BAR Debuts at Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery in Chelsea
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Located at the temporary downtown New York City home of international gallery Hauser & Wirth, the Roth Bar is a specially-crafted liquor and coffee bar made from locally sourced salvaged materials, designed by Bjorn Roth, Oddur Roth and Einar Roth. (more...)

BWW Interview: Derrick Davis as Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Apr 17, 2017

With PHANTOM OF THE OPERA playing to sold-out audiences all over the world, the current North American tour is no exception. Derrick Davis took over the role of the Phantom last year and spent a lot of time considering his dream role. While playing the famed Phantom, Davis chatted with BWW about his take on the character and what life lessons he's learned along the way. (more...)

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